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Let's Hike Lime Rock Preserve!

Just 10 minutes outside Providence is a nice little 2 mile hike.... 

This will be an easy hike that should take about 2 hours after which we will have another meetup at Lucky's Bar in East Providence for some afternoon refreshments...

WHERE: Lime Rock Preserve 

WHY YOU SHOULD VISITLedges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that nurtures 30 rare plant species - more than any other site in Rhode Island. Beautiful ferns and wildflowers grow along ridges of recrystallized limestone. In winter, look for animal tracks in the snow and learn to identify trees and shrubs by their silhouettes and buds. In fall, watch deciduous trees change color and walk along paths carpeted by bright orange and yellow leaves.

LOCATIONLincoln, Rhode Island, 10 minutes from downtown Providence. The preserve is adjacent to the Moshassuck River and the Manton Reservoir.

DIRECTIONS: From Providence, take Route 146 to the Lincoln Woods exit (Twin River Road), Turn right at the end of the rampAt the first light, turn right onto Route 246 (Louisquisset Pike)Take 246 north to Wilbur Road (about 2.4 miles)Turn left onto Wilbur RoadRoughly .5 miles on the right will be the entrance to the Lime Rock Preserve – a small pull-off from the road. It is somewhat difficult to locate, so keep a careful eye out.

- See more directions at: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/rhodeisland/placesweprotect/lime-rock-preserve.xml#directions

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  • Wendy K.

    Nice Hike! It was easy, but that was exactly what we were looking for.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed my first OKL event. Everyone was very nice and the hike was fun. Looking forward to other outings with the group.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great first event for OKL since moving to RI. Met some nice new peeps.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the parking just on grass across the street from the entrance? It just looks like it could be private property and I don't want to park on someone's lawn, lol

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, but need to cancel as well. Hope to meet everyone soon at an upcoming event! Have fun today!

    April 19, 2014

  • Joe

    No worries, I've been there with back issues myself.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feel better Angela. Hope to see you on the next event.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry last minute hoping I woke up better but not the case - Back issues, seeing chiropractor this morning. I'll be there for the next one. So bummed :(

    April 19, 2014

  • Joe

    There is not a lot of parking at the reserve so if anyone know's a place nearby where we can meet and car pool from there, let me know.

    Joe

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this.

    April 14, 2014

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